SMITHTON, Pennsylvania – Employees at the Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station have been honored with two awards from the National Safety Council (NSC) for outstanding safety performance in 2021: the Perfect Record and the Occupational Excellence Achievement awards.
“Our employees continue to develop innovative programs and training to enhance safety in the workplace,” said Plant Manager Robert Mayfield. “These programs keep our employees and our community safe, and it is an honor for our employees to be recognized for their hard work.”
The Perfect Record Award recognizes companies that have completed 12 months without incurring a U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) lost-time injury or illness. The Occupational Excellence Achievement Award honors plants for operating with a safety record equal to or better than 50% of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics rates in the industry for lost-time illnesses and injuries.
Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station has had zero safety incidents since the start of commercial operation in 2018.
At 940 megawatts (MW), this natural gas-fueled plant can generate enough power to meet the needs of approximately 940,000 homes in the PJM Interconnection market, which coordinates the delivery of reliable power in all or parts of 13 eastern states, including Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.
Tenaska Westmoreland injects approximately $8.6 million annually in salaries and payments to local contractors and vendors into the area economy each year. In addition, Tenaska Westmoreland generates significant tax revenue and provides support for community and education programs.
Tenaska Pennsylvania Partners is comprised of affiliates of Tenaska, Diamond Generating Corporation (DGC), Kyuden Birdsboro, Inc. and J-POWER USA Investment Co., Ltd.
About Tenaska Pennsylvania Partners, LLC
Tenaska, an energy company based in Omaha, Nebraska, formed Tenaska Pennsylvania Partners, LLC (TPP) to build, own and operate the Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station. Today, TPP is comprised of affiliates of Tenaska, Diamond Generating Corporation, Kyuden Birdsboro, Inc. and J-POWER USA Investment, Co., Ltd. An affiliate of Tenaska serves as the managing partner.
Tenaska is one of the leading independent energy companies in the United States, with expertise in natural gas and electric power marketing, energy management, development and acquisition of energy assets, and operation of generating facilities. Forbes magazine consistently ranks Tenaska among the largest private U.S. companies. Gross operating revenues were $18.4 billion in 2021. Cumulatively, Tenaska has raised more than $18 billion in aggregate financings and has never missed a principle or interest payment on any project or corporate debt facility.
Tenaska has developed, managed and/or operated approximately 22 gigawatts (GW) of natural gas-fueled and renewables generation. Its development portfolios include more than 23 GW of solar, wind and energy storage projects. The current Tenaska operating fleet includes 7.5 GW of generating facilities.
Tenaska Marketing Ventures consistently ranks among the top five largest natural gas marketers in North America and is the top-ranked natural gas pipeline capacity trader. Tenaska Power Services Co. is the leading U.S. provider of energy management services to generation and demand-side customers.
Tenaska was named a U.S. Best Managed Company, a recognition given by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal to private companies that demonstrate excellence in strategic planning and execution, corporate culture and financial results.